Volkswagen Malaysia recently announced that The Golf and The Golf R, were honoured respectively at the Autocar ASEAN COTY 2014 Awards and NST/Maybank Car of the Year (COTY) 2014.
Adding to its ensemble of awards, the Golf Mk7 1.4 TSI surpassed other vehicles to defend its top spot in the hatchback category for the 2nd consecutive year at the Autocar ASEAN COTY 2014 Awards while The Golf R topped the score charts in the Hot-hatch category.
Mr Armin Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Malaysia said, “The VW Gol Mk7 f is truly remarkable, and is one of Volkswagen’s finest creations! It excels in every area and it has a lineage of awards from all over the world, a testament to its unmatched competence.”
The Golf R’s winning streak continued when it also won Performance Car of the Year category of the NST/Maybank Car of the Year (COTY) 2014. The 280hp hot-hatch out-rivaled other vehicles to top the podium.
“The Golf R sets a new benchmark for performance cars by winning the prestigious title of Performance Car of the Year at the NST/Maybank COTY Awards. It defines a car that offers world-class technology and leading innovation with unmatched German engineering”, Keller added
In both Awards, The Golf 1.4 TSI and Golf R were subjected to intense analysis by experienced judges from the automotive industry.
Since its launch in Malaysia in March 2013, The Golf 1.4 TSI was named both the European Car of the Year 2013 and World Car of the Year 2013 awards. It exudes a maximum 250Nm of torque while recording an official fuel consumption rate of only 5.0l/100km – offering consumers both power and fuel efficiency.
In its 4th generation, the Golf R is a compact powerhouse with a 2.0-litre newly designed turbocharged petrol direct-injection (TSI) engine that develops 380Nm of torque and 280PS with a 0 – 100 acceleration within 5.0 seconds. The Golf R produces sportiness in the fast lane with a formidable combination of cutting-edge racing technology, pure power and everyday drivability.
Priced respectively at RM 159,888 and from RM 245,888, The Golf 1.4 TSI and Golf R are now available for purchase at authorized Volkswagen showrooms nationwide.